Tool - Parabola
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Parabola Lyrics

So familiar and overwhelmingly warm
This one, this form I hold now
Embracing you, this reality here
This one, this form I hold now, so
Wide eyed and hopeful
Wide eyed and hopefully wild

We barely remember what came before this precious moment
Choosing to be here right now
Hold on, stay inside...
This body holding me, reminding me that I am not alone in...
This body makes me feel eternal
All this pain is an illusion

We barely remember who or what came before this precious moment
We are choosing to be here right now
Hold on, stay inside...

This holy reality, this holy experience
Choosing to be here in...
This body, this body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in...
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion

Alive, I

In this holy reality, in this holy experience
Choosing to be here in...
This body, this body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in...
This body, this body holding me, feeling eternal
All this pain is an illusion

Twirling round with this familiar parable
Spinning, weaving round each new experience
Recognize this as a holy gift and celebrate this chance to be alive and breathing
A chance to be alive and breathing

This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
All this pain is an illusion

Songwriter(s): Adam Jones, Daniel Carey, Maynard Keenan, Justin Chancellor
Copyright: Toolshed Music, Emi Virgin Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Parabola" (4 meanings)
Deluca34 12/13/13,19:54
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This song can be interpreted as a example of the soul.
How many times, i have died, will die. I don't mind. The pain our physical selves feel is not real, but an illusion in the grand scheme of the soul.

Cherishing every minute we have in our physical bodies is emphasized, for this life in this body is temporary, even though our souls are eternal, we may not be reborn as ourselves in our appearance we recognize, nor can we remember our former selves. The mathematics are determinate.

At the expiration of this body, you, i and all humans are faced with the question of judgement or rebirth. Celebrate this chance again to be alive.
bowls 11/11/12,10:41
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This entire album is existence manifested. Apply the fibonacci sequence over the the track list as many times in whatever order you want, each track starts where the preceding left off. Hence, I know the pieces fit. Spiral out. Embrace this music. Tool rule.
harold of the rocks 10/01/12,19:23
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Keep in mind that a song can mean anything to anyone. If you think it's about DNA, sex, or living in the moment, then that's what it is for you. Although, I CAN say that living in the moment is probably the meaning that is most obvious to interpret from this song.
Willis 11/01/12,18:37
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This song explains an lsd trip. '' we barely remember what came before this precious moment'' is a very accurate description of a trip, while you are tripping the reality you experience is so beautiful and holy that you simply cannot remember what you did before that moment.
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